Latin America is a region that is witnessing increasing cement demand and renewed investment in cement plant capacity. In the second part of a Latin American round-up, CemNet looks at the latest developments in the cement markets of Mercosur associates Colombia, Chile and Peru.
Latin American markets are in a proactive period with major producers switching plant ownership and various manufacturers trying to keep up with demand. The prospects look good for this region of the world.
ICR takes a detailed look at recent developments in Iraq’s cement market and highlights the need for better availability of power and greater security. Meanwhile, several greenfield plants are lining up to be built.
ICR offers an overview of the Indian cement sector for CY2012 along with an outlook for 2013-14. Weak demand during the monsoon season hit producers hard but are better times ahead?
ICR investigates how the cement industry is playing a vital part in Europe's sustainable future.
New Africa is taking shape and Binani Cement among others is looking to get involved as the continent builds its cement capacity. But what are the risks and opportunities for producers entering East Africa’s hotspot m...
CMPro provides a comprehensive account of Russia’s cement industry development in the country’s modern era and highlights key developments in 2012, while looking ahead at consumption, capacity and price trends.
Ed Sullivan of the PCA gives an update on the US economy and construction markets.
Rob Roy gives a detailed insight into the competitive cement market of the US southern states that have seen large changes in imports and domestic cement output in the last few years.
China’s cement production base is in transition. More modern and efficient plants are being built, while the larger manufacturers are acquiring more capacity. ICR analyses how fast the new-look industry is shaping up.
Chris Pei of the Taiwan Cement Manufacturers' Association outlines the trends and status of Taiwan's cement industry which is pioneering the technology for carbon capture and continuing to aim for more sustainable cem...
Global Investment House provide an update on the status of cement markets in the GCC region.
As Cemtech Middle East and Africa opens its doors, ICR takes a look at the conference’s host market of Morocco, exploring the changing landscape of one of North Africa’s most active cement-producing areas.
In this third and final part of ICR's biannual project review, we focus on new cement plant projects in Asia. Over the past year, India and Indonesia have emerged as key expansion areas for the cement industry with se...
The C&CI describes South Africa's progress on reducing CO2 emissions, lowering the clinker factor in cement and using more self-compacting concrete.
As new kiln capacity figures for 2012 indicate signs of a recovery, ICR takes a look a new capacity and upgrades in Africa and the Middle East in this second part of its biannual new project review.